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There are many reasons to attend NAPHN15 October 1-2 in Vancouver BC.  It has the best Passive House program of any building conference in the Western Hemisphere – ever: http://naphn15.canphi.ca/schedule/.  No fluff.  No BS. Early bird ticket sale ends August 1st so don’t wait and register here. 38 speakers confirmed – Passive House designers, builders, sustainability experts [read more »]

Forum for energy efficient construction returns to Darmstadt on its anniversary (Press Release, Passive House Institute, 29 July 2015) “Darmstadt, Germany. Big anniversary for the International Passive House Conference: from 22 to 23 April 2016 this central event for energy efficient construction will take place for the twentieth time running. Experts from around the world [read more »]

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The Windows of Change are Blowing When the first Passive House was built in Darmstadt, Germany, there was not a single window on the market that met the stringent Passive House performance requirements. Fast forward to today, and the situation is vastly different: a robust European market with over 200 certified Passive House window products. [read more »]

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  If you missed Passive House Meets Net Zero, you still have a chance to listen to a recorded streaming of the event! This education event, co-hosted with Ontario Passive House Group, focused on Net Zero Energy Homes and Buildings. Participants learned about the work of the Passive House Institute (PHI) in Germany, which has [read more »]

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China’s first Passive House office building now certified Local stakeholders turning increasingly to energy efficiency (Press Release, Passive House Institute, 2 July 2015) Darmstadt, Germany. The Passive House concept has reached yet another milestone in the growing market of China: The countries’ first office building designed to this highly energy efficient standard has been certified [read more »]

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The NY15 Passive House Conference & Expo was a great success. Thank you to everyone who came out!  We can’t wait to do it all again next year. Presentations from this year’s event are now available on our website, under Resources.

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Cornell Groundbreaking from 475 HPBS on Vimeo. “This spring we said “Passive House Poised To Go Big.” Now we’re saying “Passive House Is Going Big.” On June 16th, Cornell Tech held a groundbreaking ceremony on Roosevelt Island. While the event took place to announce Bloomberg Philanthropies $100Mil gift to the new campus, the “BOOM!” heard round [read more »]

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s watershed report One City: Built to Last looks to Passive House standards to inform how New York might reach its goal of 80% carbon reductions by 2050.  In doing so it raised many questions: What might implementation look like?   What are the hurdles we see?  What are the opportunities? [read more »]

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By Emily Nonko From the Observer:   “Last winter, Carroll Gardens resident Laura Mackall didn’t turn the heat on in her home once. “We just didn’t need it,” she said, “And the house stayed between 68 and 70 degrees all winter.” Ms. Mackall lives in a four-story rowhouse that she retrofitted as a Passive House [read more »]

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Further Awards Announced for Passive House Pioneers Chris Benedict and Henry Gifford New York City (PRWEB) June 02, 2015 The 4th Annual New York Passive House (NYPH) Conference and Expo happening June 11th in New York City will begin with the presentation of two awards: The NY Passive House Pioneer Award and the NY Passive [read more »]